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Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday
The new guidance has been issued by the Department of Health.
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Warning over Covid-19 outbreaks across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare
The HSE has said the mid-west is experiencing the highest increases in the area since the start of the year.
# Nursing Homes
Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.
# covid19
HPSC reports 31 new outbreaks associated with schools and 22 in childcare facilities
The largest number of outbreaks continues to be seen in private homes.
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'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.
# Kildare
87 staff off work in Naas Hospital due to Covid amid a number of outbreaks
12 patients in the hospital are confirmed to have Covid-19.
# covid19
Hospital outbreaks: 161 staff in Limerick out of work due to Covid-19
The HSE also confirmed there are 77 staff unavailable for work in Naas, either due to a positive result or because they are a close contact of a confirmed case.
# Coronavirus
Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating
A GP said one outbreak was linked to match celebrations where team members drank shots out of a championship cup.
# HPSC
There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week
The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.
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How the new restrictions in Donegal are highlighting the lack of cross-border co-operation on Covid-19
The Level 3 restrictions in Donegal highlight the lack of on-the-ground co-operation along the border.
# Schools
None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks
There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.
# covid19
New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes
The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.
# pubs reopening
Total of five Covid outbreaks in pubs reported during pandemic
There is a push to get pubs open next month.
# test and trace
South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue
The country’s education minister said there’s been an “alarming emergence of mass infections” since the start of the month.
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'We cannot afford to wait and see': Taoiseach calls for solidarity as first localised restrictions set to take effect
The Taoiseach addressed the country after 6pm this evening.
# outbreaks
Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms
There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.
# outbreaks
Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19
More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.
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50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows
This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.